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Government will back Fannie & Freddie

Amy Scott | Jul 14, 2008
The Fed and Treasury have made it clear that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac won't be allowed to fail. Host Bob Moon asks Marketplace's Amy Scott what steps the government may take to prevent their collapse.
Posted In: Housing

Hot Jobs: Surf instructor

| Jul 11, 2008
For the third installment in our "Hot Jobs" series, we hang ten with surf instructor Michael Sisiam.
Posted In: Jobs

Facebook open to a world of apps

| Jul 11, 2008
Social networking websites are opening their systems up to outside developers' applications. The results range from fun diversions to serious business tools. Ankitha Bharadwaj reports.

Week on Wall Street

Kai Ryssdal | Jul 11, 2008
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson chats with host Kai Ryssdal about what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.

Splitting the check increases the pain

| Jul 11, 2008
Dividing up the dinner bill may be good manners, but according to commentator Dan Ariely, having one person pick up the tab is good behavioral economics.

FCC considers Comcast's net blocking

Jeremy Hobson | Jul 11, 2008
The head of the FCC is calling for a sanction of Internet provider Comcast for restricting users from sharing materials such as movies and music. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Internet

EPA stalls on emission controls

Nancy Marshall-Genzer | Jul 11, 2008
The Supreme Court has told the Environmental Protection Agency it has the authority to impose regulations on emissions with the Clean Air Act. But, under White House pressure, the agency announced a different plan. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

The fallout from Fannie and Freddie

John Dimsdale | Jul 11, 2008
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have their hands in 70% of all the mortgages in this country. What do their troubles mean for mortgage holders? John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Housing

What's the plan for Fannie and Freddie?

Bob Moon and Kai Ryssdal | Jul 11, 2008
Rumors and conflicting reports are flying about what the government may do to prop up Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac? Marketplace's Bob Moon explains the mixed signals that have investors worried about another crisis in the mortgage meltdown.
Posted In: Housing

Welcome to shut-off season

Jeremy Hobson | Jul 11, 2008
With oil prices climbing through the roof, hanging up the car keys has become more popular. But high energy prices affect us many more places than just the gas tank. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Oil